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St. Joseph's Joe Domingues leads the pack during the CIF Southern Section Preliminaries on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Riverside. Domingues advanced to the CIF State Cross Country Championships with a seventh place finish Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Southern Section Finals also in Riverside.

Ray Sanchez, Contributor

RIVERSIDE — St. Joseph junior Joseph Domingues Jr. and Arroyo Grande senior Luis Jazo were the only area runners who advanced out of the CIF Southern Section Cross Country Finals Saturday to the CIF State Cross Country Championships.

Domingues finished seventh in Boys Division 5, in 15 minutes, 31.3 seconds over the three-mile Riverside City Cross Country Course. Jazo finished eighth in 15:12.2 in Boys Division 2.

Both of them advanced as individuals. Their teams did not move on.

The top seven teams in each boys and girls 24-team field advanced Saturday. Individuals advanced if they were among the top five individuals who were members of non-qualifying teams, as long as they finished in the top 20 overall.

Domingues was the second-place individual from a non-qualifying team in Division 5. Jazo was the fifth-place individual from a non-qualifying team in Division 2.

The state meet will take place next Saturday at the noted Woodward Park course in Fresno. Here is a summary of how area teams and individuals fared Saturday. Runners' places listed are for team scoring.

Boys Division 5

St. Joseph wound up 12th with 329 points. Ojai Thacher won the team championship with 82.

Scoring teammates following Domingues were Jacob Gomez (54th place), Bryce Edens (88th), Chancellor Roach (95th) and Evan Sanchez (97th).

Boys Division 4

Cabrillo finished 22nd with 514 points. Ozzie Espinoza (61st place, 16:49.9) led the Conquistadores.

Scoring teammates following were Nathan Schatz (74th place), Eddie Trejo (110th), Jacob Brown (134th) and Chris Robinson (141st).

Nipomo's Devin Diaz competed as an individual and finished 90th.

Los Angeles Cathedral won the team title with 63 points. San Luis Obispo finished sixth with 216 and advanced.

Boys Division 2

Arroyo Grande finished ninth with 258 points. Scoring teammates following Jazo were Andrew Swieringa (34th place), Spencer Eley (75th), Carter Campbell (78th) and Johnathan Munoz (81st).

Claremont won the team title with 108 points. Paso Robles advanced. The Bearcats finished fifth with 194 points.

Girls Division 5

St. Joseph came in 18th with 425 points.

Katie Magni led the Knights with a 34th-place finish in 19:51.50. Scoring teammates following Magni included Alexis Medina (44th place), Clare Wheeler (117th), Sam Santana (132nd) and Jenna Wellenkamp (134th).

Mackenzie Webb of Orcutt Academy raced as an individual. She finished 42nd. Flintridge Prep won the team title with 55 points.

Girls Division 4

Santa Ynez wound up 19th with 455 points. Senior Emily Donahue led the Pirates with a 26th-place finish in 18:56.2. Scoring teammates following were Kiely West (80th place), Hanni Richter (92nd), Samantha West (118th) and Lauren Myers (170th).

Ventura Foothill Tech won the team championship with 70 points. San Luis Obispo finished eighth with 233.

Men's basketball

Home Motors Tournament

Fremont-based Ohlone College turned the tables on host Hancock College, defeating the Bulldogs 75-66 at Joe White Memorial Gymnasium in Friday's first round.

The Renegades moved to 2-2. The Bulldogs, who beat the Renegades en route to winning a tournament Ohlone College hosted last week, dropped to 4-3.

Freshman Spirit Ricks led Hancock with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Both were career highs.

Shane Carney added 13 points and two steals for the Bulldogs.

Ohlone shot 54 percent from the floor in the first half compared to Hancock's 32 percent and led 38-31 at halftime.

Glenn Jones tied the score at 52-52 for the Bulldogs when he made three foul shots at the 7:48 mark of the second half. The score stayed that way until the 6:38 mark. Then Ohlone went on an 8-0 run in a span of 1:15.

Four Renegades scored 13 points or more. Bryce Thompson led Ohlone with 15 points.

Ohlone shot 43 percent from the field on the night to Hancock's 40 percent.

Other first-round scores included Victor Valley College 64, Cuesta College 59; Copper Mountain Community College 83, Yuba College 77; and Napa Valley College 95, Santa Barbara City College 77.

Bulldogs bounce back

Shane Carney hit four 3-pointers to finish with a season-best 24 points to help Hancock get back on track with an 83-65 win over Santa Barbara City College Saturday during the second day of Hancock’s Home Motors Tournament. The Bulldogs improved to 5-3, while the Vaqueros dropped to 0-6. Hancock eliminated SBCC from the double-elimination tournament and advanced to face Yuba in the consolation championship on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 A back-and-forth first half ended with the Bulldogs ahead 35-34 after Carney converted a three-point play with less than 20 seconds remaining. The sophomore guard had 10 points in the first half to lead the Bulldogs.

 The game was tied 50-50 with about 12:30 to play when freshman Glenn Jordan buried a 3-pointer to start a 15-6 run by the Bulldogs over a three-minute time period. Hancock only extended its lead from there, closing out the game on a 33-15 run over the final 12:30 to earn the win.

Spirit Ricks finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Jordan finished with 10 points along with three rebounds. DJ Searcy added nine points and Devin Davis finished with seven points, six rebounds and three assists off the bench for the Bulldogs.

Drayten Howell led SBCC with 23 points, while Dejon Jackson added 20.

Hancock College Sports Information Director Andrew Madusa contributed to this report

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